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AEOS reopened but reduced

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has caved to pressure from Fianna Fáil and farming groups and has now agreed to reopen the Agri Environment Options Scheme to new applicants. However, he has announced that the new scheme will only be open to approximately 6,000 applicants and the maximum payment will be reduced to €4,000. Minister Coveney confirmed the details in response to questions from Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív in the Dáil yesterday. “Fianna Fáil welcome the fact that Minister Coveney has finally agreed to reopen AEOS, however it is very disappointing that the scheme will be significantly reduced,” said Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary. “There are 13,000 […]

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